A Python package is simply a directory, usually containing Python modules (source files with the .py extension). It frequently will include a special marker file, __init__.py. Packages can easily be created and used locally, and published packages can be installed using pip. Learning to install public packages and create packages locally is not difficult, though … Read more
Yes, it’s true that Python is slower at runtime than some other languages, but it’s fast enough for the tasks for which it is commonly used. Yes, it’s true that Python is slower at runtime than some other languages, but it’s fast enough for the tasks for which it is commonly used. For the most common tasks, the popular libraries use well-optimized C code — but you don’t need to know C to use them. We separate the facts from the myths.
Python functions have a relatively simple syntax that is very beginner-friendly. It also supports many advanced options, that we cover in this article.
Two of my favorite functions for interactively exploring Python objects are dir and type. Calling the dir function with no attributes returns information about what’s defined in the current module — either by default when you start the python interpreter, or because you’ve done imports, defined variables and functions and classes, etc. Calling dir and … Read more
The 100 Days are not consecutive. Do them at your own pace. That said, if it takes you 10 years to do the 100 days, you’re doing it wrong. A journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step. A journey of 100 days begins by forking the repo. If you’re unsure of something or … Read more